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Charlottesville may not offer the most urban of scenes, but a recent exhibit at the Bayly Art Museum offers a look into street photography.

"Forever in Search: Urban Street Photography in the Twentieth Century" began with a donation, Bayly curator Stephen Margulies said. Roanoke resident Walton Rutherfoord gave the museum 15 Garry Winogrand photos, eight of which appear in the exhibit.

"It shows how luck can lead to something more planned," Margulies said.

Running through September 19, the exhibit also offers photos by Eugéne Atget, Edouard Boubat, Ralph Gibson and William Klein.

"Some of the greatest photography happens to be photographs taken on the street," Margulies said.

With influences ranging from Baudelaire to Poe, the show takes an in-depth look at the relation of people to each other in the street scene, as well as the difficulty negotiating photographs from such a scene.

Photography "combines two opposing things: it combines alienation with sympathy," Margulies added.

New identity

Getting a new identity may just have gotten easier.

Well, at least, a new University ID card. By August 9, students will be able to get their ID cards at the Office of Business Operations in the lower level of Observatory Dining Hall. Before, getting a new card at Carruthers Hall--located on route 29--meant a long troop for students without cars or bikes.

"We thought that this would be more convenient for students," said Rich Kovatch, Assistant Vice President for Business Relations.

Kovatch said that moving the office is part of the University's ongoing effort to consolidate the functions of the card and the offices. ID cards are currently used as a debit card (with Cavalier Advantage), access to facilities and sporting events and dining halls. Kovatch said the office is also looking into providing dorm door access with the cards.

--Compiled by Mary Rekas


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